HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 c478W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the guidance she gives to health authorities about the receipt from patients of advance directives commissioning their killing by euthanasia administered by doctors and nurses.

Mr. Sackville

We have issued no guidance to health authorities on such directives. Patients are fully entitled to make known in advance their views on possible future medical treatment. Any health professional, however, whilst taking account of the patient's wishes, is bound by the law, and cannot be required to take any action which conflicts with this.

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